“I know it sounds a little bit like an over-exaggeration — but it may have been the greatest game ever pitched in the history of that ballpark.”
Chris De Luca began covering Major League Baseball in 1985. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times, The Sporting News and National sports daily. He has worked an an MLB analyst for ESPN and is a voting member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
It was enough to believe this season won’t necessarily be a string of L’s for a team that hasn’t had a winning season since 2012.
K.C. stacked up four runs before getting its first out, and Shields looked like he was about to ruin the eighth Opening Day start of his career.
Renteria said what any good manager would say: “This is the first of 162 and, hopefully, beyond.”
The Cubs’ odds of reaching the World Series are a respectable 12/1; the rebuilding White Sox are much farther down the list at 150/1.
The Arrieta watch is getting almost whimsical at this point, and things took a dramatic turn Thursday.
The Royals have a need for pitching help after putting right-hander Jesse Hahn on the 60-day disabled list .
Jake Arrieta remains unemployed 22 days away from Opening Day.
The White Sox were the first to use the cool little carts in 1951, though the Cleveland Indians used less-cool little red wagons a year earlier.
Love revealed his personal battle with panic attacks — so severe, the five-time All-Star was forced out of games — in an essay he wrote.
DeJong is 24 and will turn 25 on Aug. 2. For a little perspective for Cubs fans, shortstop Addison Russell turned 24 on Jan. 23.
Right-hander Jeff Samardzija turned 33 in January and counts his blessings he skipped a potential NFL career to sign with the Cubs.
At one point, he threw a pass from his own 10-year line to the opponent’s 24-yard line.
Could a one-year deal suddenly be the best option for Jake Arrieta in this stagnant free-agent market?
The Browns also have the fourth overall pick, which means this fumbling franchise has a chance to screw up two of the first five first-round picks.